Some of the Options on Painkillers

Getting good painkillers is a problem, due to the misuse of narcotics.  In the United States, we are pretty much limited to aspirin, Tylenol and similar medications.  Now I am not putting these down they are useful medications and have a place in our kits.

But what can we do if we need something stronger and a doctor is not available.  If you live in Canada, you can get aspirin with codeine and Tylenol with codeine over the counter without a prescription.  Just ask for aspirin with codeine or Tylenol with codeine at any pharmacy.

If you are traveling in Canada, you can purchase them.  The problem comes when you try to bring them back over the border.  I have not been able to get a straight answer as to whether or not you can bring them back into the US.  I would suggest checking with the US Customs services regarding legal imports into the US.

Another possibility is acupressure; a few weeks ago, I was sent an article in the Wall Street Journal and was a bit skeptical until I recently saw a traditional Chinese Doctor perform it.  It worked, here is the article.

I am currently looking for other alternate methods of pain relief that could be used in an emergency.  If you have information to share it would be appreciated.


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6 Responses to Some of the Options on Painkillers

  1. Jerry says:

    Any discussion of pain killers for preppers that does not include cannabis is specious. You speak of going to Canada for codeine? That is ridiculous. If you must have a prescription for a narc, ask your doctor for one, and give them your reason. I have gotten prescriptions for narcs and antibiotics for extended wilderness trips. But, back to cannabis. What happens when they stop producing your precious pain killer and/or your meds eventually degrade? No how to grow your medicine. It won’t hurt to have some cannabis seeds.

  2. admin says:

    I don’t disagree with you, but too many years in law enforcement sometimes get in the road.

  3. Art says:

    In the excellent book “Wilderness Medicine” by Dr William Forgey MD he recommends Percogesic tablets as “one of the most useful non-Rx drugs obtainable”. He says the tablets are ideal for injuries of joints, muscles as well as aches from infection and to relieve pain, fever and muscle spasm. It also induces drowsiness and can be used as a sleeping aid or to calm a hysterical person. Available on many websites but be careful of the “new formula”. The tablet Dr Forgey recommends contains 325mg of acetaminophen and 30mg of phenyltoloxamine citrate”

  4. Mike says:

    If you’re in Canada, it’s legal to grow opium poppies. Just don’t grow so many that you get noticed and don’t harvest anything but the seed until SHTF. When SHTF…

  5. Chuck says:

    A resource of good, clean Shine is not only useful for topical antibiotics, but makes a Saturday night around a barrel fire more tolerable. Be SURE of your source and KNOW with whom you deal with. Alcohol can be a friend or a dangerous ally. Clean wounds, start fires, run lights, calm nerves. Just stay inside the local laws….

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